FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Diversion Dam Rest Area closes for improvements
Diversion Dam Rest Area is scheduled to close until further notice for repairs and improvements beginning Monday, Sept. 14, according to Erik Smith, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Lander.
Diversion South Pass Rest Area is at milepost 96.38 on US 26-287 between Riverton and Dubois.
South Pass Rest Area on WYO 28 south of Lander is also closed for repairs and improvements until further notice.
“Travelers will need to make alternate rest stop plans during these closures,” Smith said.
L.M. Olson Inc., of Rawlins, is the prime contractor on the $2.2 million rest area improvement project. Improvements are also under way at South Pass Rest Area on WYO 28 south of Lander, Sweetwater Station Rest Area on US 287 southeast of Lander and south of Riverton, Waltman Rest Area between Shoshoni and Casper on US 20-26, Gooseberry Rest Area between Thermopolis and Meeteetse on WYO 120, and Greybull Rest Area on US 14-16-20 northwest of Greybull.
The northwest Wyoming rest area improvement project includes building demolition, additions and other upgrades to existing buildings, including mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems; and site improvements and modifications, including storm sewer, sidewalks, picnic arbor modifications, masonry, landscaping, playgrounds, and other work.
The rest area improvement project is being funded through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Completion date for the project is Aug. 27, 2010.
WYDOT contact for this project is Resident Engineer Erik Smith, 332-4151.
MEDIA: For questions about this news release, contact Cody Beers, WYDOT District 5 public involvement specialist, at 856-1341.